Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 7th June 2017 at 13:30
Physics West 117

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

A Strongly Coupled View of the Quark-Gluon Plasma

Jorge Casalderrey-Solana (Oxford University)


Heavy Ion collisions provide a unique opportunity to study the properties of the deconfined phase of QCD, known as the Quark Gluon Plasma. From the study of those collisions at RHIC and the LHC, we have concluded that the QGP is an extremely good fluid which may be best understood as a strongly coupled system with no quasiparticles. In this talk I will discuss how energetic QCD jets interact with this strongly coupled system and how can we use LHC jet data to understand the microscopic properties of this state of matter.